M.S. Position: Landbird monitoring and science communication – Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Alabama

Agency
Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Location
Auburn, AL
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$16540/yr + grad tuition waiver
Start Date
08/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
05/10/2017
Description
The thesis will focus on analytical/methodological questions and/or ecological/conservation questions using several years of available landbird monitoring data from National Park Service units in the Sonoran Desert, Chihuahua Desert, and Southern Plains. As part of the graduate assistantship obligation in addition to the thesis work, the student will prepare agency reports summarizing monitoring results and lessons learned. This aspect will be a science communication task focused on translating technical results into readable summaries and overviews for less-technical audience. This will involve learning and working with desktop publishing software to produce effective and graphically polished professional reports.
Qualifications
Applicants need strong analytical skills or aptitude, ability to learn new quantitative methods and computer software packages readily, demonstrated skills in written scientific communication for non-technical audiences, and a strong interest in avian conservation and ecology. Minimum qualifications include acceptable GRE scores and overall GPA> 3.0 overall on past college coursework.

To apply, compile a cover letter, CV, contact information for 3 professional references, unofficial transcripts from college coursework, and unofficial GRE scores into a single pdf file, and email to rag0012@auburn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Contact Person
Robert Gitzen
Contact eMail
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